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Real Paranormal Experiences
Many times when people have paranormal experiences they keep them to themselves. Other times people will dismiss the experience off as being stress related or lack of sleep. This is because our culture does not really support the belief of paranormal experiences such as ghosts, premonitions, and spirits. I myself am a firm believer in all of these because I have experienced them firsthand. I am not a ghost fanatic or a psychic and I am not into witchcraft or anything. I am a Christian and I do believe in God but I do not regularly attend church. I am just a normal person who had a few strange experiences in my life.
When I was in high school my family moved into a house that my mom bought from a preacher. He had built the house himself from the ground up and his family was the only one to ever live in it. My sister and I took the back bedroom with an adjoining bathroom/laundry room. One night I laid in bed wide awake for hours terrified and unsure why. I just knew that something bad was around me. Every time I closed my eyed I saw images of blood and fire. After a couple of hours of feeling like this I looked up to see a large black figure standing in the doorway to the laundry room. It looked like a very large man wearing a black robe similar to the Grim Reapers. I shook my head and blinked my eyes several times and it went away. I put my head under the covers and eventually was able to calm down and fall asleep. The next morning I started tell my sister that I had the weirdest night and couldn’t sleep. She interrupted me saying she did too. She continued to tell me about how she felt scared the night before and that she had seen the figure in the doorway before I said anything about it. She had seen the same thing in the same spot that I had. A few weeks later, the washing machine sprung a leak and rotted out the floor. When my parents went to get it replaced they found that the inside of all the walls in that room were charred black like there had been a fire. They had to replace all the walls before they could replace the floor. The preacher swears to this day that there was never a fire in that room where we saw the ghost.
I had another paranormal experience just a few years later. I didn’t see any ghosts but instead had a sort of premonition. I was staying at my sister’s house one night and I woke up the next morning crying. It was much earlier than I was used to waking up. I was overwhelmed with the feeling that something absolutely horrible was about to happen. I had no idea what it would be or who it would affect but I was absolutely positive that people would be hurt and people would die that die. While I did believe in God, I had not been to church or prayed in over 10 years. I always went with my grandma and when she passed away I stopped going. But this morning I knew I had to pray. It was like it wasn’t even me controlling my body when I walked to the bathroom, dropped to my knees, and started begging God to help those who were in danger that day. I was crying hysterically as I kneeled and prayed for nearly 30 minutes before I could gather myself. Two hours later, the twin towers came tumbling down.
The supernatural experience that has had the most impact on me just happened a few months ago. I was feeling really down and depressed about a lot of the decisions I had been making in my life. I wasn’t eating healthy or sleeping enough. I was in physical therapy for some back problems and had been slacking off on my daily exercises. I was smoking way to much and was just living an overall unhealthy lifestyle and was feeling the effects from it on my body. I was lying in bed one afternoon and my back was killing me, my heart was racing fast, and I felt like I was about to have a panic attack. I knew I was feeling bad because of all the bad decisions I had making in my life. I got a feeling like someone was watching over me saying “Look what you are doing to yourself! Straighten up and get your life together!” I felt God’s presence right there beside me. I started talking to Him in my mind, telling him how sorry I was and that I promised to change my life and that I hated feeling like I was. After praying for a few minutes, I opened my eyes and all my pain disappeared. I felt completely refreshed. I started thinking that I had lost it. I started to think that I had imagined the whole thing and my feeling better couldn’t really have anything to do with God visiting me. I thought to myself that I wasn’t really that bad and I really didn’t need to make these changes in my life. The minute these thoughts entered my mind I felt a sort of small shock go through my whole body and felt all the pain in the world for an instant. I knew God was telling me, “I am here. This is real!” The pain went away again and since I have been working on changing my bad habits.